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CITI SUCCUMBS Michael Corbett, 86, Dies At Home Here After Short Illness Michael J. Corbett. 86. promi nt \y;inr 'Ston businessman, died r .erday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock '.'his hone at 119 South Fourth ^reet after a short illness. Funeral services will be held at ,. Gary's Catholic church Sun day afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with Father Tevlin officiating. Inter ment will be in Oakdale cemetery. 1 i\jr Corbett, the son of John Mi haej and Margaret Brown Cor hp,t was born August 4, 1856 in Lismore. County Waterford, Ire land. He cam< 10 winning ion in ms roung manhood and soon became potent tactor in the idustrial ]jfe 0f the commuity. In addition fn lhe conduct of his regular busi ness. Corbett company, incor porated in 1901- he was instru mental in promoting many impor tant industries in Wilmington. He was vice president and one of the original directors of the people's Savings Bank, one of the original directors of the Murchi 5on° National Bank, former presi dent of the Wilmington, Brunswick and Southern Railroad Company, a former director of the Tidewater Power Cornpay. and a member cf the board of managers of the James Waiker Memorial Hospital. Mr. Corbett was also prominent ly identified with the social life of the city, having been on the board of managers of the Cape Fear Club, a member of the Carolina Yacht Cluo and of the Cape Fear Country Club. He was one of the first citizens of North Carolina to receive the order of the Knighthood of Saint Gregory which was conferred on him on November 19, 1925 by Pope Pius XI in recognition of a life time of service to the Catholic Church. Surviving are his widow, the for mer Miss Mary Josephine Deans of this city and the following chil dren: Mrs. Thomas Edwin Brown, Mrs. Charles J. Becker, Miss Kath erine I. Corbett, all of Wilming ton: Mrs. Henry Conlin. Fond du Lac, Wis.. Lieut. James Irving Cor bett, USCG. and Lieut. William I. Corbett. USNR. Fourteen grandchildren, one great grandchild and a sister, Miss Margaret Corbett of Norwalk, Con necticut, also survive. BIG BRITISHNAVY FORCE NOW AT SEA (Continued from Page One) lution and Royal Sovereign, both 29.150-tonners. All saw service in the last war, and the Warspite has been mentioned frequently in naval dispatches in the present conflict. The 23,000-ton Illustrious has fought with planes far and wide since 1939. Nothing was mentioned of cruis ers or destroyers, which almost invariably operate with the great men-o'-war. “We are in a global war, so our fleet may be expected anywhere,” the authoritative informant said. The Admiralty maintained si lence. -V 16 Marriage Licenses Issued Here Over Week Only 16 marriage licenses were issued in New Hanover county dur ing the 10-day period ended Octo ber 23. Adrian Rhodes, register of deeds, revealed yesteray. Licenses were issued to Roy A. Burnett, Jr.. 22. Wilmington, and Anna E. Farmer. 21, Wilmington; William B. Riddick, 30, Wilming ton and Rachel Murray, 22, Wil mington; Isaac B. Grainger, Jr., 24. Wilmington and Margaret M. White, 23, Wilmington; William E. Eagle. 29. Wilmington, and Edna Mintz, Wilmington; Robert L. Bay •inger, 26. Camp Davis and Dor othy L. Paradis, 27, Lawiston, Mass.; Quincy E. Cable, Jr., 21, Wilmington and Juanita L. Ganas, 23, Wilmington: D. D. Ross, 24, Lamp Davis, and Mildred Berg, 22. Oakland. Calif. ' rinastasio. 24, Wilmington •'"id Essie R. Cavanaugh, 20, Wil mington; Charles E. Cregar, Jr., jp Camp Davis and Helen Millert, -1. Mercerville, N. J.; James L. : ai'd 32, Norfolk. Va., and Mary C Piner. 24. Wallace; Hugh G. Barclay, 25. Camp Davis, and Gra .!am Hinson, 26. Rockingham; Wil liam e. Sterling. Jr., 28, Camp Davis and Annie Mae Blalack, 28, Wilmington; Jack Townsend, 21, "inona, Miss., and Arlice Dotso, J9; Winona Miss; William E. Cros Jr-> 22, New River Marine Base and Mary Mallinson, 24, of ftevAon Center, Mass. -V • he oil refining capacity of the "led States is 4,700,000 barrels daily. PEnetrO si iLI0 ^ST?oug^s' nasal congestion, muscle niMf. getDenetro—modernmedicationina “Wtoa suet base, 25#, double supply 35#. OET YOUR ANTI FREEZE NOW Limited Quantity CAUSEY'S Corner Market and 12th Ixity Briefs REVIVAL BEGINS A revival is being conducted at Bethany Presbyterian chap el on the Castle Hayne road through November 1. Bible classes will be held each even ing at 7 p. m. with classes for all ages, with sermon being conducted at 7:30 p. m. During the evening colored slides will be shown on the Life of Jesus. The public is invited to attend. FORM CLASS A standard first aid class at Carolina Beach will be formed in the old city hall beginning Monday, November 2, at 9 a. m. Classes will be held each Mon day and Tuesday from 9 until 11 a. m. under the instruction of Mrs. J. M. Thomas. NEED WRINGERS Mrs. Ida Speiden, executive secretary of local Red Cross chapter, is appealing ror two old fashioned clothes wringers to be used at Camp Davis. Anyone who will donate clothes, wring ers should contact the chapter office in the customhouse. MEETING TONIGHT Cape Fear council No. 374, United Commercial Travelers of America, will meet to night at 8 o’clock at the Cape Fear hotel. All members are urged to attend. CLASS MEETING The Friendship Bible class of the First Baptist church will meet Sunday morning at 9:45 o’clock, it was announced last night. Visitors, particularly men in the service, are invited to attend. RECEIVES WOUND Isaac Hudson, colored, 506 South Seventh street, received a puncture wound over the left eye when he was struck by a car driven by E. C. Dixon, 2018 Woolcott avenue at the corner of Fourth and Walnut streets yesterday morning about 7 o’clock. Mr. Dixon took the injured man to the James Walker Memorial hospital where he was treated and released. _v Obituaries LAWRENCE W. WARD Funeral services lor Lawrence W. Ward, 56, were conducted at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon from Yopp’s Funeral Home by the Rev. George Saunders assisted by the Rev. James Lee. Burial was in Bel levue cemetery. He died Wednesday afternoon at 4:50 o’clock at his residence, 1101 Chestnut street, following a period of declining health. Surviving is his wife Mrs. Lillie R. Ward, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Ward was born in Burlington but had been a resident of Wil mington for more than 40 years. He was a veteran of the Spanish American W'ar and saw service in the Philippines and Bataan. Mr. Ward was the prourietoi; of a shoe repair business. Pallbearers were Marsden Creech. James Hew'ett, P. Petelos, A. J. Starling, John Collins, and John E. King. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. W. C. Mebane, Dr. G. B. Barefoot. V. Ambrosiano, E. J. Aldridge and Ernest Steenken. M. M. RILEY Funeral services for M. M. Riley, prominent in local shipping circles, were held yesterday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock at his late home in Oleander. The Rev. E. W. Halleck officiated and burial was in Oak dale cemetery. Active pallbearers were: H V. Conley, R. G. Rankin, C. D. Maf fitt, William G. Robertson, James L. Duffy, and H. G. Latimer, Sr. Honorary bearers were W. L. Willford, H. M. Kendall, R. F. Waf er, R. J. Dosher, J. T. Hiers, Alex Hoffman, Dr. J. F. Robertson, Dr D. R. Murchison, Dr. Ernest Bul lock, Lieut. Peter B. Ruffin, Col. Earl T. Brown, Louis Moore, Har grove Bellamy, Albert F. Perry, John Carter, Harry Stone, S. L. Marbury, Roy G. Jackson, Frank G. Harris, Maj. L. D. Jordan, Les lie R. Hummell, Herbert O’Neill, E F. Williams, O. D. Holmes, E. C. Sneed and W. E. Curtis. Mr. Riley died Thursday morn ing at 11 o’clock at his residence after a brief illness. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Hel en S. Riley, of Wilmington; one son, Roger S. Riley of Wilming ton; three brothers, S. Gayle Riley of Raleigh, James F. Riley of Bir mingham, Ala., and John B. Riley of Greensboro; and two sisters, Mrs. Samuel Dunlap and Mrs. Prince Burroughs, both of Gaines ville, Ga. R. T. PARKER WHITE VILLE, Oct. 23.—R. T. Parker, 66, died last night at 8:15 o’clock at his home here after a short illness. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the home with the Rev. S. M. Lamb, pastor of the Whitevilie Baptist church, officiated, assist ed by the Rev. G M. Singletarry. Burial was in the Whitevilie ceme tery. Surviving are his wife, three sons, Thomas L. and C. E. Parker ed by the Rev. G. M. Singletary of Charlotte; two daughters, Mrs. S. M. Yarborough of Wilmington and Mrs. Bert Lawson of Orrum, and nine grandchildren. MRS. COTTIE M. ROHR SALISBURY, Oct. 23 —l/P)— The funeral was held today for Mrs. Cottie Morris Rohr. 33. who was fatally injured in an automo bile accident near Landis Saturday night. “Composite” Beauty To Be Welded From These Girls The enviable task of blending the best features of these film beauties at MGM’s Hollywood studios into a com posite all-out glamour girl has fallen to artist Varga (seated, center), assisted by Barbara Shermund and Howard Baers. The finished product will be composed of these features (L. to R.) Inez Cooper’s hands, Mary Jane French’s hair, Theo Coffman’s feet, Ruth Ownbey’s hips, Eve Whitney’s waist. Aileen Haley’s bust. Hazel Brooks’ legs Kay Williams’ arms, Kay Aldridge’s profile, Natalie Draper’s lips, Marilyn Maxwell’s ankles and Georgia Carroll’s eyes EXCHANGE HEARS TALK ON SALVAGE WPB Representative Tells Club Scrap Must Be Kept Moving Now John G. Walden of the WPB Spe cial Projects Salvage Section told members of The Exchange club yesterday in a talk on “keeping the Scrap Mov ng,” that although New Hanover had acquitted itself creditably in the per capita col lection of steel, it is no time to stop. “These are critical times that demand every piece of scrap in the country if we are to gain the necessary backlog for full opera tion this winter.” C. A. Thomas Jr., son of Ex changeite Dr. C A. Thomas, was a guest of the club. He has been in foreign service and is home on furlough. Harold L. Gill of The Meyer Both company was also a guest. Reports from various commit tees were received by President R. A. Dunlea. The next weekly meeting has been deferred to next Friday night at 8 p.m. for “Ladies’ night” which will be held at the Cape Fear hotel. -V i Wage Increase Granted Certain Metal Workers WASHINGTON, Oct. 23—UP)—A wage increase of $1 a day for 10, 000 non-ferrous metal workers in Idaho and Utah was approved to day by James F. Byrnes, director of economic stabilization. The War Labor Board made the award a week ago. subject to ap proval by Byrnes under provisions of the President’s executive order requiring such approval of any wage increase which might have the effect of raising ceiling prices. -V More than 100 tons of soil from each acre of moderately sloping fields are lost through erosion every year. Counter-Ch a rge Quashec Against Local Bus Driver A counter charge of hit and run driving lodged by Ellison Bannis ter. negro shipyard worker, who yesterday morning was sentenced to a total of 18 months in county jail on charges of inciting riot, as saulting a bus driver and disorder ly conduct aboard a Tide Water passenger bus, at a nearing of Re corder's Court, against tho bus driver whom he assaulted, was “nol prossed” by Deputy Recorder J. A. McNorton at the afternoon session of court. Bannister swore to the warrant against W. A. Harrison, driver of the bus on which the assault was alleged to have happened, at court yesterday morning after he had been sentenced by Recorder Mc Norton. Bannister, witnesses testified, forced his way aboard the moving bus Monday night as it was turning from Fourth street into Red Cross, and. together with an other negro who swung aboard the bus, began assaulting Bus Driver Harrison. The negroes boarded the bus, they declared, after demanding that the bus stop because of a collision between the bus and the car in which the negroes were riding which took place near Fourth and Brunswick streets. The bus, loaded with 41 passen gers, rolled over the curb of Red Cross street and into a tree. During the fight aboard the mov ing bus, Harrison said both ne groes got him around the neck. He said he managed to hit Ban nister once with an axe before tne negroes attempted to wrest it from him. A male passenger seated behind : the driver declared that he took Harrison’s blackjack from his hip I pocket when he saw the driver was being bested and joined the fray which was abruptly termi nated when the sound of approach ing police sirens caused both ne groes to flee. Bannister was apprehended near the bus while the other negro, identified by the police officers as Mose Bannister, a brother of the defendant, made good his es cape. As recounted by state’s witness es yesterday, the bust was pro ceeding down Fourth street in the Brooklyn section and came up be hind a slowly moving car. The car stopped instead of pull ing over when the driver sounded his horn and was grazed by the bus, which did not stop. As the bus stopped to discharge passengers at Fourth and Red Cross streets, a few blocks fur ther on, the car pulled up in front of the bus and two negroes, whom §us Driver Harrison identified as Ellison and Moses Bannister jump ed out. Ellison, Harrison said, demand ed that he account for the acci dent and was referred to the Tide Water’s offices to file a claim if he chose. “This bus is not moving any where.’’ Harrison quoted the ne gro as declaring as he attempted to pull away from the curb. The two negroes then came aboard the bus and the fracas en sued. “I’m going to kill you if I can get to you,” the driver de clared Ellison said as he forced his way through the closed door. “He was either drunk or crazy in my opinion,” Harrison com mented. Bannister entered a plea of not guilty to the charge and took the stand to declare that he was on the bus as a passenger when a fight between the driver and “two other fellows” broke out. He said he was attempting to leave the bus when “they knocked me on the head.” FDR OPPOSESNEW DRAFT BILL IDEA (Continued from Page One) year, he said. But in such cases as ground crews for the Air Force, radio operators and riflemen, he added, it would be unnecessary to withhold men from combat for 12 months. But two veterans of the Senate —Norris (Ind.-Neb.) and Johnson (R.-Calif.)—fought for a mandato ry training period, and were joined by numbers of others, including Chairman Walsh (D.-Mass.) of the Naval Committee, and Senator Taft (R.-Ohio). The Army’s plan, Taft said, was to induct 1,500,000 of the youths promptly and “about half of them would be fed into old divisions, getting only three months or six months training.’’ At first Norris offered an amend ment requiring a year’s pre-com bat training for all inductees un der 19. Later he accepted a sub-, stitute by Senator O’Daniel (D. Tex.) to apply this rule to all men under 20. WEATHER (Continued from Page One) WASHINGTON, Oct. 23—(&)—Weather | Eureau report of temperature and rain fall for the 24 hours ending 8 p. m., in the principal cotton growing areas and ejsewhere: Station High Low Pec. Asheville _ 66 51 0.00 Atlantic City_ 67 65 0.00 Boston _ 71 _ 0.00 Burlington _ 48 0.18 Chicago _ 47 29 0.00 Cleveland _ 48 39 0. 0 Detroit _ 49 39 0.00 El Paso _ 78 54 0.00 Galveston _ 78 — 0.00 Kansas City_ 50 38 0.00 Little Rock _ 65 43 0.00 Memphis _ 64 43 0.00 Miami _ 86 71 9.00 Mobile _ 34 64 0.30 Norfolk _ __ 61 0.00 Portland. Me. _ 64 59 0.15 Si Louis _ 57 32 0.00 Savannah ___ 35 67 0.00 Vicksburg _ 70 55 0.00 Washington ___64 66 0.00 DRESSED TO KILL ■yHESE are the fighting clothes of the enemy—basic army uniforms of Germany, Japan and Italy. Each reflects to a de gree the martial spirit of each country. The sketches and de scriptions are based on infor mation in "Leatherneck," pub lication of the U. S. Marine Corps. They should help you to be able to identify the enemy. Wide World Features ITALY - GLITTER: II Duce's troops are dudes, the officers be-ribboned and be-medalled. Officers (left) wear grey-green outfits, enlisted men khaki. GERMANY - PRACTICAL: Offi cers dress like the ranks to be inconspicuous. Uniforms are areenish-grey, light and weather-resisting. JAPAN - ROUGH: Khaki is the color and the enlisted man's clothes usually don't fit very well. Spiral puttees, small cap are features. MARITIME A YARD GIVEN SH PYARD (Continued from Page One) of all its employes and were proud of the fine schedule of production, not only being maintained but be ing bettered in the yard. The star, it was said, will serve as a goal for even greater improvement in production The star was won on the com pletion of nine Liberty freighters— one for each way at the yard — during the period from August 15 to October 10 with an average time of 76 days each from keel laying to delivery. A spokesman for the yard predicted that the average construction period for the next nine would be in the low 60’s. The North Carolina Shipbuilding company was the second yard on the Atlantic coast to win the M pennant. It was formally presented to the company with appropriate ceremonies on August 30 in which SHIPYARD WANTS CLASS 4-F MEN Those Physically Unfit For Military Service May Get Good Jobs Men classified ‘‘physically unfit for military service" by the New Hanover Selective Service Boards, are being solicited for employment at the North Carolina Shipbuilding company, it was revealed yester day. J. Van B. Metts, state director of Selective Service, advised New Hanover boards that the “per sonnel director of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock company and its subsidiary, the N. C. Shipbuilding company, has requested our assistance in ob taining employes who are not sub ject to military service. He ad vises that many men classified in 4-F for physical defects are quite acceptable to their firm. “The personnel director has suggested that the local boards might suggest to registrants plac ed in 4-F for physical defect, who are not obviously unsuitable, that they apply for jobs in the ship building industry.” Metts recommended this action stating that “it is in line with announced national and state pol icy that we channel into defense industries those persons not eligi ble for military service. “It is believed,’’ he continued, “that suggestions on the part of local boards will be helpful as there are many persons who are not aware of the fact that their physical defect may not preclude their obtaining good-paying jobs in the shipbuilding industry.” Chief Clerk Glenn McClelland of city Draft Board No. 1 reported there are approximately 100 men classified m 4-F with that board who could possibly fill jobs at the shipyard. From the first three registra tions there are about 250 4-F men registered with county Draft Board No 2, but it is expected that not more than 50 per cent are eligible for shipyard work. No one knows exactly how far above the earth the atmosphere reaches, but it is estimated to be at least 625 miles. Admiral Emory S. Land, chair man of the Maritime commission, Governor Broughton and Captain Williams participated. The yard launched its 35th Lib erty freighter Tuesday and will send another down the ways Sun day as it maintains its present schedule of a launching every five days. FAMOUS AIRMAN IS NOW MISSIF (Continued from Page One) likely that Rickenbacker was ing solo. The probability was a bomber's crew of several n was missing with him. The War Department’s nouncemenf said: “Captain E. V. Rickenbael confidential advisor to the Se< tary of War on aircraft, and tionally known aviation expert overdue on a flight between O and another Island in the Paci the War Departmet announced day. Captain Rickenbacker is an inspection trip acting for Li Gen. H. H. Arnold, command general. Army Air Forces. “Captain Rickenbacker’s pi was in radio contact with an land southwest of Honolulu dm the afternoon of October 21, 1 and was last heard from e; that evening, when he repo that he had slightly more t one hour's supply of gasoline, contact has been made since time. Search is being made by available air and sea forces. "Captain Rickenbacker rece returned from England where made a special study for the retary of War of Army Air Fo: personnel and equipment, ope ing in the European theater of eration. He is on a similar speclion trip of air forces stat in the Pacific area.” One hopeful angle to the cial bulletin appeared to be while it said Rickenbacker overdue. ’ it dia not add any • ominous phrase as that he n be presumed to be lost, which quently has been added to t announcements in wartime. -V RUNS SECOND MIAMI. Fla., Oct. 23—m—C Gable ran second to a college : ball dance here. Mary Lou ' ner, "Miss M Club" of the Uni sity of Miami, declined an i tation to act as sponsor for an forces’ dance being arranged Gable and other officer candid: Reason? Mary Lou, in her cial capacity as Miss M Club, • she should attend her col dance being held the same n: She'll be at the Air Corps d; later in the evening, however. -v The highest volcanic peak ini world is Sahama, in Bolivia.! is 21,000 feet high. | Guns, guns, guns! On the way by the thou sands! That’s American energy on the job. Energy that never stops—day or night. One good source of that vital energy is Pepsi-Cola. It provides quick food energy that helps millions work harder, do a better job and produce more guns. Let’s go, America—to victory! THE PRINK WITH QUICK FOOP ENERGY Pepsi-Cola is made only by Pepsi-Ccola Company. Long Island City, X. V. Authorized Bottler J. W. Jalkson Beverage Co.